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LG Optimus G leaks, LG confirms True HD IPS display and improved battery design

August 26, 2012 | by Natesh Sood

Android Phones, LG


It seems LG wants the world to know all about its upcoming quad-core processor LTE beast smartphone before it is even officially announced.  Known as the Optimus G, we now have a leaked image of it in-the-wild and some confirmations on its specs.  While LG refuses to specifically name its upcoming device, we will refer to it as the Optimus G, since that is probably its internal name.

If you take a look at the image above, you’ll notice the LG Optimus G with its huge 4.7 inch display leaked to AndroidMX.  The image itself doesn’t reveal too much information, but the prototype the blog has reveals its specs which was later confirmed by LG.

First, let’s talk about what we know and what we can expect from it when it launches.  The device features a 4.7 True HD IPS+ which reportedly sharper than the AMOLED class of displays.  In addition, it owns a resolution of 1280 x 768 with a 320ppi.  The display uses an interesting bit of technology developed by LG known as the G2 Touch Hybrid Display.  Essentially, the gap between the LCD display and the glass surface was reduced leading to a reduction in thickness.

On the battery side, LG is employing a new technology in its battery to run with 60% increased efficiency and a whopping 800 charge cycles, thus greatly extending the life of a single battery.  LG claims the leading competition’s battery can only last 500 charge cycles.

The rest of the specs round out with the Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core processor, Android 4.0, 2GB of RAM, 13MP rear facing camera, and LTE.  We’re hoping LG can make the switch to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean before it launches.  Otherwise, we fully expect LG to unveil its upcoming flagship device during IFA 2012.

[AndroidMX] [LG Newsroom]